presented by Cynthia N. Potter
Financial: Cynthia N. Potter receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Cynthia N. Potter has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT
Cindy Potter, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient, preschool, school, community-based settings, and ICF/IDD facilities for 39 years. She earned a BS in biology and English writing from Allegheny College, an MS in health-related professions (developmental disabilities track)…Read full bio
1. Effect of Visual Impairment on Developmental Skills
This chapter describes the impact that visual impairments can have on the child’s overall development and learning, including motor skills, cognitive abilities, learning differences, social, and communication skills.
2. Examples of Effective Interventions for Young Children
Many strategies are available to help manage visual problems during physical therapy intervention and to promote learning. This chapter reviews factors that need to be considered for each child so that they can use their vision most efficiently and looks at using appropriate visual strategies during physical therapy interventions at different ages.